Last Activity:08-30-2013 9:02 AM
Posted in thread: Barleywine advice on 08-12-2013 at 12:15 AM
I would personally just let it age. I don't drink my barley wines for at least a year. You may
want to look into oaking it but it doesn't make it less "hot" it just enhances the
flavor.Thanks for the ...
Posted in thread: Barleywine advice on 08-11-2013 at 07:51 PM
it probably just needs time. What is the abv? Also could be fusel alcohols which don't really
age out, or take a very long time.13.5%abv.
Posted in thread: Barleywine advice on 08-11-2013 at 01:09 PM
Made my first Barleywine back in January. Have been trying it from time to time to see if
flavors develop or change to my liking. Very, very boozy. About 3 months ago, I added some
French oak chips. I...
Posted in thread: Beer competition advice on 07-06-2013 at 06:26 PM
Check the competition guidelines and see if Grolsch bottles are even allowed, I don't think
they are, but may be wrong. Do you have a bottle capper? You can pick one up cheap and just put
them in norm...
Posted in thread: Beer competition advice on 07-06-2013 at 05:35 PM
Entering into my first beer competition and need some advice. I need to submit 2 12 oz or 1
22oz bottles. I hate bottle conditioning so should I submit carbonated beer from my keg in
grolsch bottles i...
Posted in thread: Brew competitions Chicago on 05-26-2013 at 12:44 PM
Wondering if anyone knows of any competitions held around Chicagoland or a website that shows
upcoming events for home brewers.
Posted in thread: How long will be last in secondary? on 01-28-2013 at 03:41 PM
Have a couple of beers that are waiting on empty kegs. How long can a beer last in a secondary?
Posted in thread: Secondary question-Necessary? on 10-06-2012 at 12:21 PM
Have a bourbon porter in primary for 2 weeks. Recipe says to put in secondary with 2oz wood
chips and 16 oz bourbon for 4 weeks. Do I really need to rack and put in secondary or can I
just add ingredi...
Posted in thread: Question regarding working with wood chips on 09-29-2012 at 02:45 PM
I've used wood chips a few times.Fairly simple to use...lets the wood chips sit in your liquor
for a day or so ahead of time so the chips absorb as much of that bourbon or whatever flavor
your using, ...
Posted in thread: Question regarding working with wood chips on 09-29-2012 at 12:33 PM
I'm making a bourbon barrel porter. It calls for 2oz of bourbon soaked oak chips along with
12oz of Makers Mark. Has anyone used wood chips before and do you have any pros and cons of
using them? It w...